Apr 26, 2010

Madison Little League Opening Day

Saturday was opening day for Madison Little League and it was a perfect sunny day!  There was music playing, hot dogs cooking, infield dirt flying, and hundreds of kids decked out in their new jerseys running around and throwing the baseball.  It was an awesome sight to see. 

This league has always been a big part of my life.  I have always loved baseball and I'll never forget my Little League experience.  This year I will be the Madison Little League Photographer.  I am very excited to capture some of the special moments that I experienced many years ago.

I just want to write a quick thanks to my dad who coached me for so many years.  Growing up, he had probably thrown me a million batting practice pitches, hit another million fly-balls at me, and coached me throughout most of my little league career.  Thanks Dad!

Good Luck Little Leaguers!  Play hard! Thank your coaches and umps! Have fun!

To view more images from opening day, Click here

Apr 23, 2010

Bike Shot Lighting

I received a few questions about the lighting in my recent bike image photography.  Hope this helps:

This is the lighting set up for the first two muddy bike images below:

Apr 19, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The other day I was able to photograph an entire fox family.... mom, pops, and three babies (about two weeks old).  Thanks to the Brucher family! who gave me a call and let me know about this Discovery-Channel-like experience in their backyard.  I hung out in their pool area and captured a little of the fox family action.  It was quite a show until the dog came into the picture.  Here is what I got.

Apr 13, 2010

More Images from Root 66 Race Series

Here are some more images from the root 66 bike race:

Apr 12, 2010

My First Film

Coppolaphotography Root 66 XC Race Series: Hopbrook Dam from Adam Coppola on Vimeo.

Here is my first film using the canon 5D mkII. I'm actually a lot more excited about the photography in the film than the film itself. Check out the lighting in the pics.

Apr 11, 2010

Root 66 Race Series: Hop Brook Dam

I traveled to Middlebury, CT today to photograph a bike race. Challenged myself to get creative with off camera speedlites. Here are a few. More to come.

Apr 3, 2010

Photographing my Bro for Shore Publishing

Shore Publishing assigned me to shoot an author talk and book signing at RJ Julia's bookstore in madison. Who was the Author?.... My Bro!!!, Dr. Chris Coppola. He spoke about his book "Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq" The book is all about his experience being an Air Force pediatric surgeon in Iraq. He is an amazing person and an incredible role model for me. I strongly recommend his book; it will give you a new perspective to the experiences of a family man in Iraq. Check out the book website:
Chris reading a passage from the book
Signing many books
Meredith (Chris' wife), My Bro, and My Mom